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Addressing Ghana’s Housing Deficit: Government To Construct Over 10,000 Housing Units in Accra, Says Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Works and Housing, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed ongoing efforts to tackle Ghana’s housing deficit, with 10,720 units currently under development in the Greater Accra Region.

During an inspection of construction sites on March 26, 2024, the Minister highlighted the urgency of addressing the housing challenge, given Ghana’s urban population of 58% and a housing deficit of 1.8 million units.

The projects span key areas including the Tema Development Company (TDC) Affordable housing enclave in Kpone, Community 22, Pokuase, Tessano, and Lartebiokorshie. Phase IV of the TDC project alone will add 800 units, while Pokuase accounts for approximately 8,000 units, though progress is behind schedule.

“We’re pushing ahead to finalize the construction of some 10,000 housing units in the Accra enclave.

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This is part of efforts to reduce the housing deficit of 1.8 million units in Ghana today. Additionally, we will soon announce a set of incentives to attract more master developers from the private sector to deliver many more units,” he said.

 

Collaboration with private sector developers and stakeholders aims to expedite the construction and bring units to market swiftly. On the Saglemi Housing project which has stalled since 2012, Oppong Nkrumah said the government is seeking $100 million in private capital from investors to complete that project.

“I also gave the technical working group on Saglemi up to 5 weeks to issue an international expression of interest aimed at selecting private sector partners to complete and jointly operationalise the project with government,” he added.

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